Will the Earth survive disasters caused by humans?

Mar 05, 13 Will the Earth survive disasters caused by humans?
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The youth of the Damanhur Middle School interviewed Falco for Qui Damanhur Ragazzi, a self-produced journal made by the students themselves. Here is the first of a series of their questions and Falco’s answers. Enjoy!

Noemi (5th grade): Will the Earth survive disasters caused by humans?

Falco: The Earth is secure. The question is whether humans will survive. The Earth has overcome 5 major catastrophes, including the one that we are provoking now, which is a thousand times faster in species extinction and climate change than the previous one. It is as if we are living inside an explosion. We do not realize it because our pace of life is what it is. Imagine that sea foam is a mountain, and there are beings whose life is so slow, that foam is really a mountain, in the time in which the foam is formed and retreats, they build cities etc. Their time, like ours, is difficult to measure in universal times.